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LaGrange nursing home employee arrested for sexual assault of resident

An employee of LaGrange Nursing and Rehab was arrested Wednesday afternoon for reportedly sexually assaulting a 59-year-old male resident of the facility, according to LaGrange police.

The victim reported to LPD that Clifton Heflin, who is a licensed certified nursing assistant at the facility, sexually assaulted him during his shift.  Helfin is 38.

“It occurred between the hours of 7 p.m. on Aug. 26 and 7 a.m. Aug. 27,” said Detective John Slonaker said. “It did not get reported to the staff until 5 p.m. on Aug. 27.”

Heflin is currently being held at the Troup County Sheriff’s Department on one count of aggravated sodomy, one count of sexual assault and one count of reckless conduct.

Those with any information about this incident is asked contact the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.

The LaGrange Daily News called LaGrange Nursing and Rehab but a manager deferred comment to the corporate office.